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Reflections on teaching, literacy, coaching, and practice.

03.11.13 Embedding Non-Fiction in “The Giver”

Got an email last week from Lindsey Hugo at the consistently high-performing Edward Brooke Charter School in Boston.  Lindsey’s 6th graders have been reading The Giver, which earns her instant glory points for rigorous text selection and for choosing what the gang here at Uncommon thinks is one of the very best works of youth fiction….